Category: Make Me Think Monday

Winter, Winter Go Away

It’s cold and gray outside. I know this is not breaking news. It is winter and that’s what we expect. I may live in Texas, but I understand about winter. I’ve spent many years experiencing winters in cold… Read More

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Resolutions ~ Yes or No?

It’s hard to believe this is the last full week of January. Did you take time this month to make resolutions or set goals? Resolutions don’t work so well for me. I usually fail within days of writing… Read More

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It’s Martin Luther King Day

Martin Luther King’s calm civil disobedience and charismatic leadership inspired men and women, young and old, here and around the world. He inspired so many that, in 1964, he was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize – the youngest man… Read More

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Old Man Winter’s Arrived

The hustle and bustle of the holidays is over for another year. We’re settling into winter. Old Man Winter is playing hardball with the poor folks on the east coast. Even here in Texas, we had a full… Read More

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The Christmas Scale – Joy to the World

This is my all-time, very-favorite Christmas video. Since I post it every year, I guess you figured that out. If you have a piano around round your house, try playing the C scale. Start on middle C and… Read More

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Cardinal Sightings

We see cardinals are everywhere during the holiday season—on Christmas cards and holiday wreaths and nestled in decorations. If you’re fortunate enough, you might catch a glimpse of one outside. The female is a soft, warm tan color… Read More

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Christmas Music – the Customs and Traditions

Christian tradition and the liturgical Church calendar recognize the Christmas season from sundown on December 24 (Christmas Eve) through Epiphany of the Lord (January 6). Most of us celebrated the single day, December 25. Songs of the season… Read More

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Tips for Finding Focus

Not long ago, Microsoft surveyed 2,000 Canadians’ brain activity to gather data on our ability to focus in the digital age. The result showed our attention span has shrunk from 12 seconds to 8, making it shorter than… Read More

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Thanksgiving Festivities Around My House

In three days Thanksgiving festivities will commence. The American celebration of the day began during the Civil War when President Abraham Lincoln proclaimed a national day of “Thanksgiving and Praise to our beneficent Father who dwelleth in the… Read More

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10 Ideas for Paying It Forward

Gratitude is contagious. We get it by practicing every day. We can spread the cycle of generosity and kindness when we repay a good deed to others instead of the original benefactor. If you’ve read the book Pay… Read More

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